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The Metropolitan Cafe

52969 VanDyke, Shelby Township, MI
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Ranked #46 of 127 restaurants in Shelby Township
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Chef fueled fusion cuisine
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27 reviews from our community

51% Recommend
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English first
Utica, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Was very over priced. Nothing to write home about. Businesses next to it couldn't even last. To make matters worse, days after going there I receive a sex offender tip of someone in my area. An employee there lives in Roseville but works there. Sex offender for someone under the age of 13. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I have children... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have frequented this establishment since it opened. We were thrilled that ownership demonstrated "courage" by taking the next step up from a traditional neighborhood spot: decor and menu offerings. The occasional special events (wine tastings) are a treat. It had to close for a few months, due to landlord issues, but reopened. Unfortunately, the top notch waitstaff were forced... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Convenient location in the heart of Shelby Township, away from the hubbub of M-59. Nice for spot for a couple private dinner or for a few people.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We go to Metro Cafe fairly often as it is close to home, has a nice atmosphere and we can always get a table. The food has always been quite good though other than a couple of hamburger choices there are no sandwiches, fries, etc. You have "small plate" appetizers or full dinners only. Anyone with kids might have a... More

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Our visit tonight was our 3rd. The first time we thought it was very good but overpriced. We had a coupon the second visit and had a very good meal. Tonight we used a Groupon and we won't be back. The tomato bisque was good but lukewarm, the bread was stale My companion had the lamb chops and felt they... More

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Macomb, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Although my wife and I were hesitant by the previous reviews, we decided to give the Metropolitan Cafe a try. The parking is behind the restaurant and you can enter through a back door or walk around to the front of the building. We entered through the back door and this seems like an awkward place to have the door... More

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You don't generally expect to find Downtown, Grosse Pointe or Birmingham quality dining in Shelby Township, but The Metropolitan Cafe compares favorably with these on a basis of food preparation and wine offerings. Wait staff was very good. Only criticism was that on a busy Saturday evening it was a bit noisy for easy conversation.

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Detroit, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Just left this place on 10/8/13 for dinner with a friend. We both ordered the Asian salad with shrimp. The lettuce was soaked in salty soy dressing with overly sauteed 2 slivers of red pepper. We asked for a sweeter dressing to balance the overpowering sodium. The waiter brought us 2 plates to remove the shrimp to put aside and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I live near here so I really would love to see this place make it. But really? 1 bartender for a packed Saturday night? Both the food and atmosphere are excellent but Its TERRIBLY understaffed and sloooowww....

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Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We are very glad this café came to our community. We had a groupon which was 2 small plates and four large plates for 63 dollars. We had the nachos and the stuffed artichokes. Nicely presented, but nothing to write home about. The four large plates, we had chicken pica, chili salmon, and Hawaii fish, and perch. All prepared nicely... More

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